I'm still thinking about what to do for Halloween. Since it falls on a Saturday this year, I feel compelled to be part of the holiday in some small way. Even though I am not a big fan of dressing up in costume, I can usually come up with something half-way amusing. (My best costume ever was Crazy Cat Lady in 2007.)
Vermont has a variety of Halloween parades, ghost walks and haunted tours. Good bets include the Rutland Halloween Parade, Queen City Ghost Walk in Burlington, and The Haunted Forest in Williston.
Another local favorite is the Cilley Hill Pumpkin Festival in Jericho on Oct. 30-31. Jericho residents Ann and Richard Stiles raise 400 to 600 pumpkins each year for the annual festival, which takes place after sundown on Cabbage Night and Halloween. The Stiles' neighbors and a local scout troop spend the weeks leading up to Halloween carving the pumpkins, which are then creatively displayed all over the neighborhood.
What will you be for Halloween this year?